[Webinar] Setting out and executing on a vision for procurement

19 November 2019
Online Webinar
3pm BST | 4pm CEST | 10am EDT

3pm BST | 4pm CEST | 10am EDT
19 November 2019

Setting out and executing on a vision for procurement

Hosted webinar by Procurement Leaders

You are what you do. A time study at my previous CPO role showed that my senior team was still mired in important, but not high level, strategic work. I now have the opportunity to build a brand new supply chain function, in a fast-growing company, with the target to be focused on supplier innovation, internal collaboration and being the C-Level CPO. Yes, the procurement work has to be done, but it doesn’t have to be done by you. The key is to build out the virtual procurement function and let the Marketplace deliver transactional solutions. This interactive discussion will challenge your understanding of procurement, and present to you a unique opportunity to be on the ground floor of an SCM revolution.

For procurement, change is in the air. Whether that is trying to introduce new digital technologies, establishing more sustainable supply chains or get ahead of emerging trends, change is coming to the function. Those that aren’t ready for that change will find themselves quickly left behind the competition. For those that are ready for change, they need to set out their vision for what that change will look like and how they plan to execute on that vision.

On this webinar you will hear from Roy Anderson, Chief Procurement and Digital Transformation Officer at Tradeshift, Dr. Ulrich Piepel, VP Global Head of Procurement, at Innogy as well as Simon Lipscomb, Sales and Marketing Director at Efficio as they outline their respective visions, how they have implemented those plans and the lessons they have learned along the way.

You should expect to learn:

  • How to establish a vision for your function
  • How to effectively execute on that vision
  • As well as the pitfalls you should avoid and how to overcome the challenges you will face

Tuesday, 19 November 2019 at: 
3pm BST / 4pm CEST / 10am EDT

Meet the Speakers

Roy Anderson, CPO at Tradeshift
Roy Anderson has been at the forefront of procurement technology since the 1980s. Now, as the Chief Procurement Officer of Tradeshift – the largest global business network for buying and selling – Roy is one of the only network CPOs in the world, as he enacts transformational change in the marketplace, allowing thousands of companies to choose from curated tools that allow them to share digital data with their suppliers – a solution that digitizes the supply chain in a way that has never been done before.
Dr. Ulrich Piepel, Former CPO of Innogy and RWE
Ulrich Piepel has an impressive career in procurement and supply chain management. He worked in different industries like steel, automotive supplier, IT and utilities for more than 30 years. He is very passionate about re-engineering complex supply chain and procurement processes and lean management. He is a thought leader in automation and digitization of procurement activities leading the procurement organization to a substantial increase in value creation, sustainable savings, higher efficiency and a better interaction with the business.
Simon Lipscomb, Sales and Marketing Director at Efficio
Simon Lipscomb is the Sales and Marketing Director for Efficio, the world’s largest procurement consultancy. Simon has 20 years’ experience in procurement consultancy and software. He has worked on projects in the public and private sectors and across industries – both nationally and internationally. He has particular expertise in digital procurement having been part of the senior management team that has helped grow a number of procurement technology businesses.

Meet the Host


Tradeshift drives supply chain innovation for the digitally connected economy. As the leader in supply chain payments and marketplaces, the company helps buyers and suppliers digitize all their trade transactions, collaborate on every process, and connect with any supply chain app. More than 1.5 million companies across 190 countries trust Tradeshift to process over half a trillion USD in transaction value, making it the largest global business network for buying and selling. Discover commerce for all at tradeshift.com.

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